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How To Change The Desktop Background in Windows 7

Windows 7 Desktop Wallpaper Settings



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Microsoft Windows 7 offers many options in reference to desktop customization. The desktop background can easily be changed a pre installed theme, a single photo or it may also be configured to shuffle through a group of photos that you may wish to display. This tutorial will  easily explain the procedure for making changes to your Windows 7 desktop background.


To change the desktop background settings, begin by:

  1. Clicking on “Start” or the Pearl in the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Then click on “Control Panel” shortcut.





















  1. Next click on “Appearance and Personalization”.



















  1. Next click on “Change desktop background”.




















  1. Next, click on the “Browse” button to locate the photo file(s) that you would like to display as your desktop background.  You can select an option to tile the image(s) across your desktop, center the image(s) in their native resolution and you can also stretch your images to fill your entire desktop if the image(s) don’t fill the desktop in their native resolutions.


















  1. If you would rather have your desktop shuffle through  more than just a single photo then select more than just a single file. If your photos are in an easily accessible file folder, you can easily select the entire folder to be display during the background changing sequence.  You also have the option to control how often the desktop background changes between your selected photos.






































  1. Once you have made the changes to your satisfaction, click on the “Save Changes” button down at the bottom of the screen and then afterwards, close the “Desktop Background’ and “Control Panel” windows.






















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If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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